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The Asian/Asian Pacific American Student Coalition at ASU has always hosted a signature event to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Four years ago, the event, then called Culture Night, brought about 150 students into the Student Pavilion to watch performances by the coalition's member organizations.
In the fourth quarter of the 2020 Territorial Cup, ASU running back Jackson He became the first Chinese-born player to score a touchdown in NCAA FBS history. One year later, his success is paving the way for football players in China.
In the Asian American community, there is a negative stereotype around pursuing the arts. Zachary Bour and Daniel Oh said they chose to major in accountancy because it was seen by their family as professional.
My camera has taken me everywhere. From music festivals to sports games, I've filmed many stories about rappers and athletes. A couple of years ago, I found myself in Zhuhai, China, filming a world-renowned kung-fu school. Knives were flying through the air while swordsmen clashed down below. Though the school has a reputation around the world, the Chinese government was shutting it down to build a hotel in its place. The story spotlighted how students felt as their school was taken over by the government.
Food, music and a variety of modified cars took over the Vapes and Capes parking lot in Mesa, Arizona on Jan. 30, 2021. The event, named Akihabaraz, was hosted by a local car club called Street Senpais, which started in September of last year.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, Robert Swoboda lost his job. He was broke, paying for his Burger King dinner in dimes.
While ASU's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been able to bring their student nurses back to campus, most students are still not allowed into hospitals for in-person clinicals. The school has managed to hold in-person classes, but some students like Alyssa Mae Romero and Janyka Ortiz worry that they will not receive any experience off-campus in the hospital.
This year, the Arizona State Fair is a little different. There are no games or rides, but there remains one thing — food. Arizona residents and visitors can experience the drive-thru state fair in the comfort of their cars, driving to each stall and ordering their favorite fair food.
Earlier this year, ASU's Biodesign Institute developed a saliva-based test for COVID-19. The test is quick, taking approximately 25 minutes with results produced in less than 48 hours. David Gillum, senior director of Environmental Health and Safety at ASU, and Vel Murugan, the program and technical director at ASU's Biodesign Institute, explain what happens as the test travels from the testing site to the laboratory.
The ASU Open Door event is the University's annual open house where the community can get immersed in ASU culture with hundreds of activities across the four main campuses. For Laura Rutherford, the event's Polytechnic campus organizer, it's about getting the kids excited about college and showing everything that ASU has to offer.
In 2019, when graphic informations technology major Matt Welter and digital culture major Will Lorant were freshmen, they started University Street Market. The market brings together vendors selling vintage and custom clothing to college students on five days throughout the semester.
After volunteering with Borderlands Produce Rescue, Roger Thompson introduced the program to Changemaker Central at ASU's West campus to help eliminate food waste in the communities surrounding ASU.
The urban hip-hop community gathered under bright lights at the Nelson Fine Arts Center Plaza to celebrate hip-hop culture in a three-day festival.
The fields at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex were filled with hundreds of ASU's international student organizations. This gathering of cultures from all over the world marked the 16th annual International Night at ASU.
ASU students enjoyed a fun-filled weekend with their families, participating in various activities around campus. ASU families woke up early to hike "A" mountain and watched the Barrett student showcase. They skipped rocks with Stonne, hosted by Jaron Lodge and celebrated our veterans at Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate, coordinated by Teri Candelaria and Sussely Morales-Chmielewski, before the big game against USC.
The competition was tough for ASU's Philippine American Student Association, who recently competed at California State University, Fullerton for the Friendship Games. This event started in 1985, featuring over 40 Pilipinx American Student organizations from college campuses representing California, Nevada and Arizona participating in a day of friendly but competitive picnic games, performances and to celebrate “S.P.U.F” – Spirit, Pride, Unity and Friendship. ASU did not come out victorious, however, the experience strengthened their family bond and fueled them to come back next year better than ever.
There is a high chance of a market crash this upcoming year. Michael Sanders, the assistant director of the Investment Banking Scholars Program (IBIS) at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, gives us a quick lay down of how college students can be more financially prepared for an approaching recession.
K-Pop Dance Evolution (KoDE), Asian Nation Dance (AZNA), and Sun Devil Breakdancing Club are three ASU clubs that offer a judgement free space for students to begin dancing. For newcomers, getting started can be difficult, as dancing in the same room as others can be nerve-racking. However, the dancers said the dance community is extremely inclusive, understanding and helpful for starters, no matter what style you are interested in.